i was born in 1978 in colorado springs. when i was 13 i fell in love with a cello playing girl who asked me one afternoon after school waiting for my mom who was always late if i wanted to join the orchestra because she thought i should. and so i started to play cello and besides i already wanted to be a big rockstar and so i started playing guitar too. and then i went through high school and would have died if it weren't for music and played in a rad band that was loud and angsty and then i went to college and on my 19th birthday i saved my money and bought myself a four track cassette recorder and then had no social life anymore because of it which i guess wasn't necessarily too stable in the first place but yeah so i disappeared for a while and then a girl i really fell for called up to my window to keep playing all the time and a few friends i gave cassettes to and the all said "dude your going to be famous i know it" and so i made another tape, and then another and made it a cd and then traveled around awhile and realized the only thing i really wanted to do was make music and share it with people because i enjoyed it a lot. so i got back to the small world and made my masterpiece album and moved to portland to be a big rockstar and a lot of things happend and then i wrote another album and really thought oooh i'll devote my whole life to promoting myself and tackling the weight of the world and got really burnt out cuz really my heart got lost and i only wanted to just be pure and then when everything fell apart again my best friends who were in the band in highschool moved up here and i got another broken heart because of something else and so i was inspired and am recording another album and don't give a fuck what happens to it i just love the process, and the fact that there is this magic that i live and live and live and its transformed into songs. and thats really amazing and i like the music a lot so i keep doing it.